Adult Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. Nursery care and Sunday School for children and youth happen simultaneously. Offerings vary from discussions of book and video resources to Bible study and special presentations of current topics and events. We strive to offer classes that both challenge and support you on your faith journey. Past offerings have included:
- Beyond the Dream: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Contemporary Christians
- Book studies on Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor, and Pastors Sound Off: Causes We Can't Keep Quiet About
- Courses on gender identity, aging, Christmas carols, understanding the Bible
- Visits from the wider community including a class on Respecting Indigenous Cultures, a visit from Rabbi Moti Rieber, discussion with transgender activist Stephanie Mott
Summer 2019 Adult Education Opportunities
Midweek Book Study
Tuesdays from 11:30am-1pm, June and July
Led by Sue Zschoche
The midweek class is studying Richard Rohr's The Universal Christ. Learn more about the book here. Please contact the church office if you'd like us to order you a copy. Contact Pastor Sue if you have questions about the class.
Spring 2019 Adult Education Opportunities
Midweek Book Study
Tuesdays from 11:30am-1pm, beginningJan. 22
Led by Sue Zschoche
The midweek class will be studying Marcus Borg's Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary. Learn more about the book here. Please contact the church office if you'd like us to order you a copy. Contact Pastor Sue if you have questions about the class.
Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 20 through March 3
Led by Ross Allen
Beginning on January 20th, Ross Allen will take us on a guided tour of the “creeds,” the statements of faith that have been central to centuries of Christianity and are a central part of our legacy from the Protestant Reformation. The class will take a close look at the Apostle’s Creed (and/or the Nicene Creed) and explore where the ideas expressed came from, how they are historically situated, and, in particular, examine how, in a non-dogmatic church such as ours, these statements speak to us today.
March 10 - April 7
Lenten Book Study on The Last Week by Borg and Crossan
Led by Jim Mock
From the publisher: "Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem. The first entry, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode in on a humble donkey. The Jesus introduced by Borg and Crossan is this new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings." Please contact the church office by March 4 if you'd like us to order you a copy of the book.
April 14 - NO CLASS, Palm Sunday Parade from City Park
April 21 - NO CLASS, Easter Potluck Breakfast
April 28 - May 19
Fierce Women of the Bible: Part Two
Led by Sara K Kearns
We didn't get a chance to discuss this book as thoroughly as we wanted to in the fall semester, so we're bringing it back! From the publisher: "Women in the Bible - some of their names we know, others we've only heard, and others are tragically unnamed." Pastor and provocateur Alice Connor introduces these women and invites us to see them not as players in a man's story - as victims or tempters - nor as morality archetypes, teaching us to be better wives and mothers, but as fierce foremothers of the faith. These women's stories are messy, challenging, and beautiful. When we read their stories, we can see not only their particular, fearsome lives but also our own." Please contact the church office by April 22 if you'd like us to order you a copy of the book.